Development Associate

Website New Orleans Museum of Art

JOB TITLE: Development Associate
REPORTS TO: Director of Development


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate serves as a key member of the museum’s development and fundraising team by providing support to the Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Development in donor outreach and relations.



  • Supports the Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Development in scheduling donor meetings.
  • Prepares meeting briefings for leadership, necessary meeting materials, and assists with meeting follow-up tasks.
  • Drafts correspondence, including upper level membership renewal letters, donor acknowledgment letters, and gift agreements.
  • Manages prospect and proposal pipeline, including database entry and providing necessary reports to management and colleagues as needed. Conducts donor research as needed.
  • Responsible for tracking and filing multi-year campaign pledge and payment documentation, including gift agreements, acknowledgements, and reminders.



  • Provide support for various fund development activities including grant reporting, annual fund campaigns, New Orleans Museum Month, Taylor Scholars program, fundraisers, member cultivation, and special events.
  • Work a flexible schedule as business necessitates, including occasional evenings and weekends for special events.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and donor management database (Tessitura experience preferred)



  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Word, Excel and database programs
  • Managing donor databases effectively; possess keen analytical skills; has experience with prospect research and reporting methods; is organized and able to multi-task.
  • Strong commitment to quality work and high productivity.
  • Ability to handle confidential records and sensitive donor information with discretion.



This position requires the following physical activities:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, walking, finger dexterity, talking, hearing and visual activity.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 10 pounds).



Normal office environment.


NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

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